Saturday, August 1, 2009

Midnight Madness with Tilda

This is for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #12. I found out about it from Grace's blog, she finds some of the most interesting challenges. It also combines for a challenge at the Just Magnolia challenge blog to use distressing. 

I started with the pink paper. I have carefully been sectioning out that one 12x12 sheet and using it sparingly, but this particular Tilda seemed like a natural to have a lovely pink dress in that paper. And I could see it right away for the tag too. 

I usually make the cards, clear some things away and then post the card a day or even a few days later, sitting at my computer and by that time I've forgotten paper and stamp names usually. Let's just say the bird and the flourish on the tag are more than likely from clear Inkadinkado sets, I know one is birds and one is Christmas. The paper is some kind of Basic Grey. (don't you love these specifics?)

I distressed the tag by crumpling it up, sponging the edges with Ranger distress ink in tattered rose to soften the pink and help it coordinate better with the Basic Grey DP. I sponged the circle of creamy caramel behind Tilda with the same ink. 

Tilda is paper pieced and watercolored with a combination of reinkers and watercolor crayons. The sponsor of the Midnight Madness sketch challenge said we could use artistic license with the sketch so it kinda sorta looks like it. . . maybe. I have the tag! And I have stitching around the edge of the tag on one side and an object in the lower left corner. Anyway, I thought the sketch was an interesting one., my first time playing in that challenge. Thanks for looking. 

12 comments:

Priscilla said...

Oh want a WONDERFUL card. You really worked that sketch perfectly. Love those colors too..it all works and looks so FANTASTIC. It is such a pleasure for you to join us for the first time and I am loving your blog as well. Awesome..Grace has one down for the "Refer your friends for Freebie" Next sketch is on Tuesday..would love for you to join us again.
Priscilla
Midnight Madness

The Mama Monkey said...

This is darling! I love that paper...and Tilda is so cute! Beautiful card!

ashjoy said...

OK so I gotta get me some water color crayons! Love Tilda's coloring! Great card!

Belinda said...

Lovely!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card.

Leah said...

So sweet, and she certainly does look pretty in that pink paper dress:)

Karen Lynn said...

I love this card! I saw it in person and she did a most excellent job on it. I was eying it, but alas, it did not come home with me.
Bummer.

Bev said...

What a gorgeous card! I love your choice of beautiful papers and wonderful details x

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

This is such a pretty card! You really brought the sketch to life. I love the coloring and also your tag with the bird. Thank you for playing with us this week, see you and the next sketch! xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Carolyn said...

I have to say..I love everything about this card. There is just not one thing, but so many beautiful details along with the perfect color combo. An awesome job on the sketch!! Thanks so much for playing with us at the MMSC. Hope to see you again next week!!

Carolyn, MMSC DT

Carolyn said...

What a lovely card. I love your distressing.
Hugs xx
Carolyn